We explore e-textiles and wearables in this course. Our focus lies on the use of (inter)active costumes in dance performances. This project depends on the cooperation between creative and technical development. Students from Computer Science & Media, Human-Computer Interaction, Media Art & Design, and Product Design work collaborative during the classes. They form the whole process together in teams and develop individual costume solutions with unique DIY sensors or existing textile-able sensors. For this, we use e.g. conductive fabrics and yarns, flex sensors, force sensors or accelerometers. Furthermore, we explore technologies like the LilyPad Arduino.

Additionally, we collaborate with a young dance group (Kinder- & Jugendballett Landestheater Altenburg) in order to bring our project outcomes live on stage. We evaluate how the dancers adapt to our costumes and how such innovations could enhance dance performance.

Please contact michaela.honauer @ uni-weimar.de for further information!


Marie Bornemann (M.Sc. Computer Science & Media)
Theresa Elstner (B.Sc. MedienInformatik)
Lynn Hoff (M.Sc. Human-Computer Interaction)
Aline Martinez Santos (M.F.A. Media Art & Design)
Evelyn Reuß (M.F.A. Media Art & Design)
René Runow (B.Sc. MedienInformatik)
Hauke Sandhaus (M.Sc. Human-Computer Interaction)
Franziska Spiller (B.F.A. Product Design)

Michaela Honauer, M.F.A./M.A.
Eva Hornecker, Prof. Dr.-Ing.